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No position safe on a D built to fear

Ryan spares no feelings instilling competition to fix Cowboys' 14th-ranked defense

Updated: August 1, 2012, 3:38 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

OXNARD, Calif. -- Rob Ryan isn't going to boast to reporters about what he expects from the Dallas Cowboys' defense this season. He has seen what happens when his words are thrown back at him when things don't work out.

So Ryan is sending his message to his players:

Put up or shut up.

"Defensively, I feel like it's going to be good," outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware said. "We're going to be a defense to be reckoned with this year. It's put up or shut up, that's what it is. Are ...

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